Example site visit: Golden Wedding Anniversary part ii

My solution as hinted at in the original post would be to incorporate some of the trees in to the marquee. You have to be very careful they are small enough to do this and be very aware of where the trees would be inside (clearance is much lower at the sides than the middle).

In a clear garden seating for 100 would probably be in two 6x10m marquees or similar. Because of the loss of space to trees you have to go up a size to two 6x12m marquees. Whilst on site you should also measure how big a marquee can fit in without trees inside, a customer may not like the idea of putting a marquee up over their tree and would rather have a smaller party.

In the main trees give a lot of character to a marquee, theming companies often spend a fortune importing such things so why not use what is free and available.

  • Putting fairy lights in trees is very effective, remember to allow for running extension leads (often under the flooring)
  • Flooring around trees is a nightmare, the best option we found is to use marquee carpet so you can cut neatly round with a stanley knife
  • If the tree is slightly too tall then cut the tree back as you’re putting the marquee up so it is cut back only the minimum amount
  • Keep in mind these points on putting marquees up over obstacles

This is a good example of the above:

Marquees over trees

Thanks for reading

Spencer

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